UB is committed to seeking out opportunities for academic
exchange and scholarly collaboration across national and cultural
borders. We have cultivated relationships with distinguished
educational institutions throughout the world,
cooperating with international partners on student exchanges,
joint research projects and the delivery of degree programs
overseas. These connections strengthen teaching, learning and
research at both UB and collaborating institutions.
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), Singapore
The University at Buffalo, in cooperation with the Singapore
Institute of Management (SIM), offers
students in Singapore the opportunity to earn a Bachelor's
Degree in several areas of study, including Management.
Exchanges with all three partners have
continued for more than 30 years, with UB and Beijing researchers
collaborating in disciplines including engineering, language
learning, the arts and health sciences. UB students have also
studied abroad and completed medical school rotations in
In 2010, Capital Normal University and
UB celebrated a new milestone: The opening of a new Confucius
Institute at UB that seeks to facilitate the teaching of
Chinese language and culture at local schools in Western New
Amrita University, India
Amrita University, UB’s partner in south
India since 2006, is a leading private research university
enrolling some 15,000 students on five campuses in three Indian
Research collaborations between Amrita
and UB faculty in engineering, computer science, the health
sciences and social work are ongoing, with a new joint research
center at Amrita serving as the locus of collaborations of social
work faculty and students from both institutions.
Amrita and UB have also partnered on a
dual-degree program in Management
of Information Technology Services on Amrita’s Bangalore
campus, taught by faculty from both institutions. A second
UB-Amrita dual master’s program—in embedded
systems—is in development.
The Jagiellonian University, Poland
Founded in 1346, Jagiellonian
University is Poland’s oldest and most distinguished
university. UB’s affiliation with the Jagiellonian began in
the late 1980s, during the last years of the Soviet
As Poland later emerged as a democratic,
free-market society, UB played an important role in the
Jagiellonian University’s institutional development.
Extensive cooperation and faculty and student exchange have
occurred across many faculties at each institution.
Relations with the Jagiellonian have
Studies at UB and the university’s ties to Western New
York’s large Polish community.
Konan University, Japan
Since establishing a bilateral exchange
with UB in 1993, Konan University has been a popular destination
for UB students studying Japanese language and culture and for UB
faculty and staff invited to participate in the Konan
UB and Konan have also partnered on
innovative programs that prepare Japanese students to become
globally competent managers.
Annually since 2003, 30-40 Konan
undergraduates have spent a year at UB studying the English
language, business and economics. Many of these students also have
completed UB’s six-week summer program on Asian Business at
the Singapore Institute of Management.
Brock University, Canada
While their formal affiliation dates
from 2007, Brock
University and UB, roughly equidistant from the nearby
U.S.-Canada border, have cooperated in many domains since
Brock’s founding in 1964.
Over the years, many Brock faculty
earned doctorate degrees at UB, and UB faculty have served as
consultants in the development of programs and curricula at
The UB Regional
Institute partners with Brock’s Niagara Observatory in
data collection and policy studies relating to the binational
Niagara region. Research collaboration is expanding in areas from
digital humanities to applied health sciences.
The universities have long collaborated
in the area of Canadian studies
and now offer a joint master’s program in Canadian-American
Pavani Ram, an assistant professor of social and preventive medicine, is looking for simple solutions to pressing public health problems: namely, how to prevent the spread of disease from unsanitary conditions.
The Colombian city of Pasto, population 400,000, and several small villages sit at the foot of Galeras Volcano. Galeras is a threat, and UB’s Center for GeoHazards Studies is working to improve the community's disaster preparedness.
In a region of the world where tsunamis and monsoons threaten millions of lives, the UB/Amrita Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (UBARI) initiates and supports research on topics including trauma, extreme events and disaster management.
Following a destructive earthquake in Haiti, MCEER, UB’s Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, is partnering with a Haitian university to train engineers and architects to design buildings that can better withstand earthquakes.